The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette Review

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette

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Hello lovelies! Happy Humpday! šŸ™‚ I’m super excited to be back today with an eye makeup palette review, and I’m especially excited to be talking about a new favorite brand of mine. Up until now, I had heard a lot about theBalm Cosmetics, but had never really tried it out, and I must say I’m super impressed!

One of my favorite websites HauteLook recently had a huge blowout sale on theBalm Cosmetics, where I snatched up two new eyeshadow palettes including The Nude Tude Palette and The Nude Dude Palette for around $18 each. This was an awesome deal considering these palettes normally are around $40 a piece. I’ll also be reviewing the Nude Dude Palette in the coming weeks, but for today’s post I’m focusing on the Nude Tude one.

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette (7)

The first thing I noticed about this palette is the cute packaging and the adorable names of all of the shades. The Nude Tude Palette in particular comes in two packaging versions: Naughty and Nice, with the only difference being that the nice version shows a Paris inspired bedroom vs. the naughty version which is women with the shadows covering them up. (Thus the name Nude-Tude) šŸ˜‰

All of the shades are beautiful colors and have great pigmentation. Even without using a primer these shadows still pack a punch in terms of pigment, which is really nice. The palette itself features a great mix of shimmer, matte, and satin finishes and contains a nice range of neutral shades perfect for everyday wear.

The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette (8)

Sassy- Frosty White Shimmer

Snobby- Champagne Gold Shimmer

Stubborn-Beige/Peach Satin

Standoffish- Peach Shimmer

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Selfish- Taupe Satin

Sultry- Tanned Brown Matte

Sophisticated- Olive Colored Brown with Specks of Gold

Seductive- Bronze Satin

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The Balm Cosmetics Nude Tude Palette (1)

Sexy- Burgundy Matte

Silly- Dark Brown with Specks of Red and Gold Glitter

Serious- Black Matte

Sleek- Chocolate Brown Matte

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The only downfall to this palette in my opinion is the eyeshadow brush, which isn’t that great of quality. I personally prefer using my e.l.f. eyeshadow brushes or my real technique ones, which will give you a much better application. This brush by e.l.f. is my personal fave for blending.

Standoffish, Seductive, and Sexy are my absolute favorites in this Nude Tude palette– although there’s not really any shades that disappoint. šŸ™‚

P.S. If you’ve never signed up for HauteLook, it’s an awesome site featuring new shopping deal events each day all up to 75% off retail prices.  Membership is completely free, but you must be a member to have access to all of the deals. Sign up over here! This adorable “Be-you-tiful” pouch definitely catches my eye!


Do you own any products by theBalm Cosmetics? Which shade is your favorite?

Thanks for stopping by!-Cara

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90 Comments

  1. Sara wrote:

    I love eye shadows with a little shimmer in them and at $18, this is a steal! Love that stand offish color!

    Posted 7.23.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s my favorite one! It was such a great deal! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.26.16 Reply
  2. Ruthie Ridley wrote:

    This palette is gorgeous – my fave color is “selfish”!

    Posted 7.22.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Ooo good choice, I like that one too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  3. Tif wrote:

    I’m usually not a fan of this brand, but this palette looks amazing!

    Tif
    http://www.brightonabudget.com

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’m new to the brand but really impressed with it so far. Which other products have you tried and not liked? (just for curiosity sake)

      Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  4. vei vei wrote:

    Never knew this company even existed. However, there are pretty nice shades of color in that palette.

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! They are very pretty shades! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  5. SMD @ Life According to Steph wrote:

    I’m definitely drawn in by things with awesome names.

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! I swear that would be such a fun job to name lipsticks and such. Lol

      Posted 7.23.16 Reply
  6. Jacquelyn @ The Lowcountry Mama wrote:

    I completely forgot about Hautelook. This palette looks amazing I pretty much only wear neutral colors so this is perfect!

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I did too for awhile, but now I’m subscribed to their e-mails so I see their deals daily and it gets you hooked! haha But when you get great deals like this palette, who can complain? šŸ˜‰

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  7. Elenie wrote:

    The nude ‘tude pallet is one of my all time theBalm favorites! šŸ™‚ Your blog is so cute…newest follower.

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yay! Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  8. Jennifer wrote:

    The kit itself is so pretty! I love the way it is set up. The shimmer is great, and I love the goldish selections.

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’m such a sucker for golds and browns, so I love this palette. It really is super pretty!

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  9. Erica @ Coming Up Roses wrote:

    I’m with ya – I LOVELOVELOVE these palettes! Definitely great pigmentation. And $18?!?! A steal!

    Coming Up Roses

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I know, I was so excited to get them for that price! Definitely worth every penny, though! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  10. Chelsea wrote:

    Those colors are SO fun!!! I love the fun glimmer of these colors!!

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I do too! I’m definitely a shimmer girl when it comes to shadows, so I really like this palette. šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  11. ellesees.net wrote:

    I have that one! This is a great reminder to pull it back out and use it.

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Oh, awesome! I’ve been using it a lot here lately and really enjoy coming up with different looks with it. Very pretty shades! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  12. Kiara Catanzaro wrote:

    This might be the next palette I purchase because I’ve been using the Naked 3 for YEARS! And while I love it, I’m looking for a bit of a change up in my everyday makeup routine. Thank you for sharing, Cara šŸ™‚

    Posted 7.21.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome! This one has a nice color selection and great pigmentation! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  13. Sophia wrote:

    This may be one of the best nudecoloI have seen. The colors are so pretty.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They are gorgeous! I love the shimmer ones especially! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  14. Laura wrote:

    I just got one of these in my ipsy glam bag and I LOVE it! I got “sexy” and I was worried that it was going to be too dark but it’s gorg.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome! I love the shade sexy! It’s such a nice, sultry color and would look great for fall looks especially! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.21.16 Reply
  15. Mistle wrote:

    I purchased this palette about two years ago and I love it! It was the first product I had ever purchased from them. I was really impressed with the quality as well.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Awesome! So glad to hear you’ve been impressed with them! I’m loving it so far! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  16. Jasmine wrote:

    I have one of their nude shades that I got in my Ipsy bag and I love it. I really need to buy their highlighters.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I’ve heard really good things about their highlighters! That may be next on my list! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  17. Chelsea wrote:

    Such a gorgeous palette! I think I need it.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It really is a pretty palette. I love the variety of shades! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  18. Lindsay wrote:

    This looks like a great palette! I love shimmery golden eye colors!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I do too! They look so pretty on the eye, year round! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  19. Nadine wrote:

    I don’t think I have ever heard of that brand but the colors look gorgeous!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I was really impressed with the quality. I’m a huge fan of shimmer shadows, so this was right up my alley! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  20. Sarah @ Bows & Clothes wrote:

    I have heard really great things about this brand, but I’ve never purchased anything, mostly because it’s super expensive. You got really great deals, though. I may have to check HauteLook. Thanks for sharing this great review!

    Sarah
    http://mybowsandclothes.blogspot.com/

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It definitely was an awesome deal. Keep your eyes peeled, Hautelook may do another sale on them very soon! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  21. Molly Clifton wrote:

    I love hautelook too! Always some amazing finds and you sure did find a perfect palette! Great post!

    Keep smiling!
    Molly | http://www.stylemissmolly.com

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yes! I’ve been able to score some really cute shoes and accessories on there! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  22. Sierra wrote:

    What a fun palette! I don’t own anything by the balm but I’ll definitely be checking them out. So many great colors, but selfish and stand-offish would be my favorite šŸ™‚ Beautifully Candid

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      The names make it so fun, right?! I love standoffish too! Such a pretty color!

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  23. Mariah wrote:

    I love all those colors! The pans seem a little small in the packaging though!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They are very pretty! I didn’t notice any real difference in the size compared to other similar ones, but it might be slightly smaller.

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  24. Kate @ Green Fashionista wrote:

    Such a gorgeous palette, and what a great deal! My favorite shade is definitely Stand-Offish <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      That’s my fave too!! Such a pretty shade! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  25. chelsea jacobs wrote:

    These are so pretty! I hate when palettes don’t come with a good brush, though!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I know, it’s like they put all their time and effort into the shadows and then just throw in a cheap brush and hope you won’t notice-lol

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  26. Jillian Pedersen wrote:

    I love Hautelook! The colors in this palette look great. Very saturated, which I like. I’m also always a sucker for great packaging! For that price, I’ll have to try!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! Hautelook always has the best deals on shoes and accessories! šŸ™‚ This palette is a great choice for someone who likes to have neutrals for everyday but some bold shades for evening looks as well!

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  27. Samantha wrote:

    I love the balm’s matte lipsticks but I’ve never tried anything else of theirs! The colors are gorgeous I love stand-offish!

    xoxo, Sam | thehauntedhousewife.com

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Ooo, now I’m intrigued to try out their lipsticks! šŸ™‚ & yes standoffish is my fave!

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  28. Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side wrote:

    Such a great palette! Now off to Hautelook to see if they are still there…probably not, but I’m going to keep my eye out šŸ™‚ Thanks for the review.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is such a beautiful palette! In the past few years they typically do a sale on theBalm cosmetics about twice a year on Hautelook. I’m thinking early fall maybe? Fingers crossed for you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  29. Lily wrote:

    This palette was one of my first “big” makeup purchases and it’s beautiful and very well loved. I need to get my hands on the second one.
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lilyļ»æ

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aw yay! Glad to hear you love this one too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  30. Ros Emely@stressfreemommies wrote:

    I have been wanting to buy this eyeshadow palette for so long! The colors are so beautiful and very wearable. I love the unique names of each eyeshadow color, lol. I hope I can get it for a great price like you did Cara!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It is such a pretty collection of shadows! I was very impressed with the pigmentation and versatility of shades! Sign up for Hautelook if you aren’t already, and keep your eyes open for a sale on theBalm Cosmetics. They usually do it once in the late spring and once in the fall. Fingers crossed for you! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  31. Candy wrote:

    Less is more during summer I like the pale nude colors.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree, Candy! Those are my favorites!

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  32. Annie wrote:

    The colors on that palette are gorgeous! Love neutrals šŸ™‚

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aren’t they pretty? I love having a versatile palette like this one for everyday wear! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  33. Emelia wrote:

    SO SO pretty, that first swatch is right up my alley. So many beautiful colors, thanks for sharing!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      You’re welcome, girl! I’m all about the light shimmery shades too! I always love putting those on my lid and then working in darker shades on the outer corner and more neutral shades in the crease. šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  34. Darcy wrote:

    This seems like such a gorgeous palette!! I love all those coppery brown shades.
    http://www.amemoryofus.com

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! Browns and gold shadows are always my favorite colors, so I definitely love this one! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  35. Esther | The Cuteness wrote:

    Wow, I love the colors! They’re all so pretty. They’d be perfect for transitioning to Fall.

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! Lots of pretty summer/spring shades but also some darker more sultry shades for the fall and winter months. All around a great palette! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  36. Leslie S. wrote:

    Those colors are definitely swoon worthy and the packaging is so pretty! I love the names of the shadows, too! I definitely signed up for HauteLook!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Yay! You can catch such great deals on there! I’ve scored some really good discounts on purses and shoes and I love when they have makeup sales! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  37. Jessica wrote:

    Looks like a great palate! I love nudes

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I do too! They’re definitely versatile for everyday looks!

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  38. Rebecca Jo wrote:

    These are my colors… just neutral
    But I have to say, my OCD side is going NUTS with the crookedness of the powders!!!! haha

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Haha, ya know I didn’t even notice that really until you mentioned it. Now I’m gonna think about that every time! lol

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  39. Gina wrote:

    These are gorgeous!!! Definitely my type of palette!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Aren’t the shades so pretty?! Such a versatile color palette too! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  40. Pamela wrote:

    I am obsessed with a good nude palette! So pretty! That Sultry color is so gorgeous! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Me too! Sexy is my fave shade! šŸ˜‰

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  41. Andrea wrote:

    What a darling palette full of great colors!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      It’s been my new go-to palette for a few weeks now, and I’m loving it! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  42. Emily wrote:

    It looks awesome!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Such a pretty eyeshadow palette, for sure! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  43. Stephanie wrote:

    So pretty . The balm makes awesome stuff!!!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      I agree! I’m definitely a fan of them now! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  44. Glenda Kruse wrote:

    Never tried this brand before. The colors are so beautiful. šŸ™‚

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      Thanks! I’m a newbie to the brand too, but I’m loving their palettes so far! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply
  45. Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet wrote:

    Love the shimmery shades! So pretty!

    Posted 7.20.16 Reply
    • Kindly Unspoken wrote:

      They are so pretty! Really catches your attention! šŸ™‚

      Posted 7.20.16 Reply